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Parkinson Canada, Peterborough, Support Groups

SuperWalk Coordinators play a pivotal role in raising awareness and funds for people living with Parkinson’s. They champion and lead the coordination of SuperWalk in communities, from start to finish, with support from Parkinson Canada. They support the organizing committee and ensure a positive experience for event participants. You will solicit sponsors in conjunction with the Sponsorship Coordinator and ensure the funds collected the day of the event are properly recorded and deposited. You will ensure all activities and actions are in alignment with the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk program and Parkinson Canada Policies.

As a SuperWalk Coordinator, your people-skills, enthusiasm, and talent for organizing make you an excellent community facilitator. You enjoy guiding and mentoring other volunteers and helping them excel at their tasks. As someone who loves event logistics, you excel at key tasks, including:

  • Selecting and securing site for SuperWalk
  • Preparing a budget for the local event
  • Sourcing local sponsorships
  • Recruiting and providing leadership for the organizing committee
  • Managing volunteers alongside the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Organizing and Chairing Committee Meetings
  • Attending monthly (April-October) conference calls with Parkinson Canada event staff
  • Attending and overseeing all aspects of the walk including post walk wrap up
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

The facilitator will:

  • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
    information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
  • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
    by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
    their skills as a facilitator.
  • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
    and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
  • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
    numbers, and email addresses regularly.
  • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
    immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
    volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
  • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
    which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
    facilitation.
  • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
    group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
    the family, etc.).

The facilitator works with the group to:

  • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
  • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
  • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
  • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
    making decisions about their own care.
  • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
    group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
  • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
    concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
  • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
    fundraising events.
  • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
  • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

Group Interaction & Communication
The facilitator will:

  • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
    policy.
  • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
    opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
    skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
    discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
  • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
    constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
    will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
    if their tone seems negative.
  • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
    are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
  • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
    same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
  • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
    shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
    before actin
Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
110 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8X8

Community volunteers are trained to work as part of a team to assist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone. Referrals are from police and community agencies.

South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a passion for finances and helping people create a budget? Are you interested in learning how to facilitate financial literacy workshops with materials that will be provided to you? If so, please read the workshop description below. 

"Costs keep rising and money doesn’t stretch. People in your communities are struggling to stay housed, are deciding between buying food or paying for vital medicines, and are scared. Speaking with a knowledgeable, empathetic person can help people create a plan to move forward in a positive way. This interactive workshop will help you learn to work through a budget with someone and help them find resources and use various strategies to manage their finances."

Board Member   Simcoe County 
CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
Alliston

Board Commitment:

The Board meets at least eight times a year and generally takes the summer months off (as well as December and January, although this fluctuates based on need). Board Members are expected to participate in occasional activities such as fundraisers, board subcommittees (when required), and participation in email discussions (only when in-person or virtual discussion is not possible).

Meetings are held virtually, ensuring accessibility for all Board members located throughout a large region. Board meetings are often not more than one hour in length, given members are expected to have reviewed the Board report beforehand.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· To resolutely uphold the interests of CONTACT Community Services, avoiding conflicts of interest in personal or other    business.

· To maintain the confidentiality of restricted Board information.

· To be open to serving as an active member on at least one board appointed committee (if possible).

· To attend Board and committee meetings on a regular and timely basis,with a full understanding of the agenda and      accompanying package. All materials are circulated in advance to allow for ample time for member review. The ED  encourages any member to reach out for clarification prior to the meeting to help support efficiency at the meetings.

· To conduct Board business in a professional manner.

· To be an active participant in all Board issues, providing a positive influence; open to change and creative problem solving.

· To interact with all other Board members with respect and dignity.

Skills and Abilities of Individual Board Members:

· Experience in the field or lived experience related to the organization’s mission and purpose.

· Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance: policy, finance, programs, legal, personnel, and advocacy.

· Experience with strategic planning and organizational development.

· History and knowledge of one of the South Simcoe communities: Essa, Adjala-Tosorontio, Innisfil, New  Tecumseth,Bradford West Gwillimbury.

· Experience with communications, branding and/or philanthropy.

Coach   Simcoe County 
South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club
Simcoe County

Coaching various track and field events:  i.e. sprint/hurdles; mid-distance, jumps

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Volunteer Services
Collingwood

Variety of volunteer positions which focus on patients, visitors and staff. Positions available in ambulatory care reception, Inpatient Units, gift shop, reminder telephoning, diagnostic imaging Xray, CT, Mammography, Bone Density, Surgical Day Care (Post anaesthetic care unit) 

Countryside United Church
Countryside United Church, Thornton, Ontario.

Fresh Food Weekly is a new food charity in Barrie, Ontario, registered with the Canada Revenue Agency: www.FreshFoodWeekly.com. Once a month (on the second-last Wednesday of each month), our organization packs +75 meal boxes and delivers them to residences throughout Barrie. 

We are looking for a competent Volunteer Coordinator to join our team. As the Volunteer Coordinator, you will be responsible for managing the meal box delivery days and ensuring the smooth delivery of +75 meal boxes to low-income families residing within the City of Barrie. Please note: you will be required to have a vehicle so you can get yourself to and from Countryside United Church in Thornton twice a month (on the delivery day and the day before the delivery day). 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assign and delegate responsibilities to volunteers as appropriate. This may also include deciding if new volunteer positions should be created to help with the flow of packing and delivering meal boxes. 

  • Oversee the packing of +75 meal boxes and ensure that meal boxes aren’t missing any items. 

  • Communicate with volunteers before and after the meal box delivery days. This includes confirming they’re still available before delivery days, reassigning delivery addresses if a volunteer driver doesn’t show up, answering volunteer phone calls if delivery drivers run into problems with recipients (not finding an address, or the recipient isn’t home to receive their meal box, etc.) and also thanking volunteers for their help after they’ve completed their duties. 

  • Ensure volunteers have successfully completed their tasks on meal box delivery days. Fresh Food Weekly currently has the following volunteers that will need to be managed on meal box delivery days: Food Pickup Volunteers (volunteers who pickup food for the meal boxes), Packers (volunteers who pack the meal boxes), Muscle Volunteers (volunteers who help load driver’s vehicles), Volunteer Drivers (volunteers who deliver meal boxes and 1-2 drivers who can take all the extra food to Hope City Church downtown Barrie after all the meal boxes have been delivered), and a clean-up crew (2-3 volunteers who are responsible for cleaning up the space we rent). 

  • Keep and manage records of volunteers’ information. 

  • Match volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensure they understand their responsibilities and receive proper training. 

  • Keep new and existing volunteers informed about Fresh Food Weekly and other volunteer opportunities within the organization. 


If you are interested in applying for this volunteer position, please email Leah Dyck with your resume and cover letter at: leah.dyck@icloud.com . If you’re already a volunteer for Fresh Food Weekly and you think this position is something you would like to do, please just let me know.

CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Volunteer South Simcoe
Beeton, Alliston, Bradford, Innisfil

Volunteers will be involved in the planning, promoting and implementation or the New Horizons Seniors Program.

South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Health Care Services
South Georgian Bay

Provides volunteer opportunities in non-profit healthcare. 
 
Current programs offering volunteer opportunities include:  

  • mental health programs  
  • physical exercise groups  
  • nutrition education  
  • chronic disease management groups  
  • programs for individuals living with chronic pain or chronic health conditions  
  • gardening program 
  • social support groups, hobbies and crafts groups, and more

EligibilityAge requirement: 16 years and older.Application ProcessE-mail the health centre at volunteer@sgbchc.ca, phone or apply via the website.

Telephone Support   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Compass Community Services
Virtual - Based out of Guelph

This is a remote volunteer position supporting the Guelph-Wellington Community. All shifts and training are completed remotely, therefore, residence in Guelph-Wellington is not a requirement for this position.
 
Compass is recruiting skilled and compassionate volunteers to join our Telephone Support Team (TSP). Volunteers involved in the TSP will assume the responsibility of providing outbound calls to clients, with the goal of providing emotional support to members of the Guelph-Wellington Community. TSP Volunteers will start in the program by completing social calls, safety/wellness checks, and/or providing medication reminders to isolated and distressed individuals before having the option to gain additional training and supporting our Distress Lines.

Callers on the Distress Line may be in a state of crisis, experiencing suicidal ideation, or have intentions of harming themselves or another individual. They may also be seeking external resources and referrals to agencies or are looking for a safe space to disclose personal struggles. Volunteers will use their discretion to identify how each client should be supported and will have access to staff supervision should any questions or concerns arise.

The Telephone Support team strives to meet the diverse needs of each client allowing opportunities to engage in conversations surrounding daily plans, storytelling, and exploring action plans to prepare for crisis intervention. Each call is made using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach with the common objective of assisting with goal planning, increasing the client’s ability to cope with unique situations, and referrals to community resources.

Responsibilities

•    Complete inbound and outbound calls with service users
•    Complete safety/wellness checks, provide medication reminders, and engage in social conversations with a diverse group of people
•    Assist with crisis intervention, when presented
•    Engage in conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community through the texting support line
•    Utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused approach
•    Provide external resources and referrals to service users 
•    Complete case documentation of all interactions with service users

 

Volunteer Peer Support Facilitator   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, No Physical Address
Ontario- Virtual

Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides bereavement support at no cost to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage, or the death of their baby, up to 12 months of age. We currently have volunteer opportunities for people who are approximately two years past their bereavement date and are looking for meaningful ways to offer their support to others. We are actively training peer supporters for private online bereavement support groups and one-to-one phone support.

Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound
Nipissing- Parry Sound

PEER SUPPORT DUTIES 
Provide direct peer support to families 
Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager as they arise 
Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
 
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES 
Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
Participate in training opportunities 
Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives

Salvation Army Barrie, Barrie - Lillian Cres, Community Church
The Salvation Army Barrie Church 151 Lillian Cres, Barrie, ON L4N 5H7

Be a team leader to take group of children around to various activities at VBC - half day 9am to Noon - August 21-25 2023.

VON Canada, Ontario Branch
Grey and Bruce Counties - Various Locations
Make a difference in your community by becoming a VON SMART® Exercise and Falls Prevention program volunteer! 
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Falls Prevention program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. This functional exercise program can be found in various communities throughout Grey-Bruce. 
 
VON SMART and Falls Prevention classes are led by volunteers who VON trains (2 days of practical plus the theory) and certify. Weekly we offer over 50 Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Grey Bruce with over 1,000 participants! We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (one class) but have flexible schedules for those who are away for long periods of time. We are looking for volunteer instructors for both levels of classes.
Professional Armwrestling League Canada
You will recruit build local connections, new sponsors, and strengthen relationships with existing sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the local fundraising revenue. 
That would involve getting in touch with relevant corporations to get sponsorships (energy drinks, supplement stores, local businesses) This will be a ticketed event, so selling tickets to organization and clients.
Social Media   Simcoe County 
Professional Armwrestling League Canada
Social Media/Marketing  
We need someone to look after Twitter, YouTube, IG, FB, accounts - post and report content.  
Attend tournaments/practices to get the content for Social Media accounts (all the expenses would be paid for) 
 
Audio/Video/Podcast/Broadcast  
Interviews with athletes around the world over podcast/video and posting on social media
Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
South Georgian Bay
Volunteer drivers assist with deliveries of food boxes to distribution sites (Collingwood, Clearview and Wasaga Beach) and/or individuals in the surrounding communities.  
 
Volunteers help with packing fruits and vegetables for monthly good food box orders
Orillia Public Library
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
VON Canada, Barrie - Lakeshore Dr, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
Barrie, Innisfil, Midhurst

Volunteers will lead a gentle functional fitness program designed for community members aged 55+.

    The purpose of the program is to:
  • Increase and maintain strength, coordination, balance and flexibility
  • Improve health and energy
  • Improve mobility and independence
  • Prevent falls and decrease falls risk
  • Meet new people and socialize
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter, Minesing

Run a 7 week program within the elementary schools for kids in grade 6,7 and/or 8. The program focuses on core themes including; body image, self-esteem, healthy eating/activity and building healthy relationship. Volunteers are responsible for a group of 4-8 kids. Its once a week for 90 minutes and its a 7-week program. They run during the school day 9-3pm, Monday-Friday from September-June. Volunteer can run multiple groups during the school year. Location of the program is Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter and Minesing.

Helping Hands
Orillia
  • Attend monthly board meetings (9 per year)
  • Working with the Board Chair, other board members and Senior Management of the organization to support Helping Hands in fulfilling it mission
  • Responsible for governance functions and oversight of Helping Hands
Tour Guide   Simcoe County 
Edenvale Aviation Heritage Foundation
Stayner
    Welcome and walk through our visitors as we show and tell the Avro Arrow Full Scale Replica and other historical artifacts.
  • Our tours are guided but with the help of QR Codes that display specific details of the artifacts.
  • Give a brief history chat of the Arrow's purpose, expectations and highlights.
  • Chat with our fellow visitors, bond and make new connections!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North
Run a 7 week program within the North Simcoe Community for youth ages 11-14.
    The program focuses on core themes including:
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem
  • Balanced eating/activities
  • Physical activity
  • Building healthy relationships
Volunteers can run multiple groups throughout the year.
Teen Mentors   Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Midland

Teen Mentors commit to spending consistent weekly time with a child (mentee) being a friend, role model, and confident. Teen mentors meet one-to-one with an assigned mentee and participate in games, activities, crafts, conversation, and goal setting. Teen mentors listen to their mentees, provide support and guidance, help them to build communication and social skills, and develop a friendship based on trust, respect and fun. This is a partnership with BGC North Simcoe.

Gateway Centre for Learning
Midland
    To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Gateway Centre for Learning so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
  • Organizational leadership and advisement
  • Organization of the board of directors, officers and committees
  • Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
  • Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Oversight of program planning and evaluation
  • Review of organizational and programmatic reports
  • Promotion of the organization
  • Fundraising and outreach
  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able
  • Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary
  • Understand the policies and procedures of Gateway Centre for Learning
Bay Light Orchestra
Penetanguishene / Midland
    Board Members needed! Seeking volunteers with experience in:
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • Publicity or strategic planning in Education or Arts
Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
Orillia

Volunteers are always needed to help with our current sports being offered: soccer, bowling, track & field, figure skating, swimming, t-ball, softball, floor hockey and golf. Please contact for information.

Kawartha World Issues Centre
Peterborough
Be an active member of this working board which meets approx 6-8 times/year and serve on the Executive or one committee: organizational sustainability, program and finance. We're interested to hear from individuals who reflect the beautiful diversity of our community. There a particular need at this time for experience with policies, human resources and/or fundraising.
Volunteer   Muskoka District 
Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Chapel Gallery, The Chapel Gallery
Bracebridge
Anything & Everything
VON Canada, Orillia - Front St S, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
Orillia
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. No prior experience is required and full training will be provided.  
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a keen interest in promoting health and well-being through physical activity. Come find out more about the classes, our training program, and hear directly from some of our volunteers why they love being part of SMART.
Atlantic Challenge Canada, Bay Port Yachting Centre - Midland
Midland
Various activities based on skills of Volunteer some duties may include:
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Sailing and rowing instruction
  • Fundraising
  • Boat construction/repair Other opportunities exist depending on interest
  • Big Brother   Simcoe County 
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
    Simcoe North
    Big Brothers commit to a one-on-one relationship for a minimum period of one-year, 2-4 hours per week on an average basis, doing activities they both enjoy.
    Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    • Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers.
    • Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship Café
    • Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
    St Andrew Anglican Church, Alliston, Alliston, St Andrews Anglican Church
    Alliston
    The Literacy Tutor/Academic Support Volunteer will support the BrainiACTS program.  
    Volunteers will help children with: reading, writing, mathematics and homework completion.
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual.
      For now, we require volunteers to do:
    • Telephone check-ins with our Consumers
    • Organizational/administrative assistance for our Connecting with Seniors program
    • Opportunity to do crafting or recipe videos for our social media outlets
    • Other opportunities that can be done safely from home.
    St John Ambulance, Hanover Training Centre, Grey Bruce Huron Branch
    Bruce & Grey County
    Make a difference in our community by providing onsite first aid at local community events.
  • Use your first aid skills
  • Develop first aid skills with hands-on training
  • Participate in patient care.
  • Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Alliston & Angus
      We have three roles to choose from: Coach
    • Assisting in coaching a specific sport to Athletes/Players with intellectual disabilities
    • Team Manager
    • Communicating to participants, registering players & teams for tournaments, equipment coordination
    • Council Administration
    • Leading the community in a variety of tasks (registrar, volunteer coordinator
    S.H.I.F.T, Mobile Outreach Program
    Alliston
    • Participate in the operation of the shelter (shifts - evening, night, breakfast)
    • Carry out the many tasks required for the seamless functioning of the shift/program.
    • Interact with guests throughout the duration of the shift (unless it’s quiet/sleep hours).
    Orillia Farmers Market
    Orillia
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of the weekly farmers' market - which includes signage, sandwich boards, sail banners, tables, chairs, benches, barricades, canopies and musical equipment, electrical cords, garbage and recycle receptacles.
  • Assist vendors as requested in loading and unloading merchandise and supplies
  • Collect litter to ensure the Market grounds are clear of garbage and debris before and after the Market.
  • Assist with the organization of volunteers (some with mental or physical challenges)
  • ensure walkways are shoveled & salted in the winter.
  • Arts and crafts assistant
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District
    Orillia
    The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orillia and District provides quality mentoring relationships for young people in our community who would benefit from caring, supportive adult role models. The relationships are fostered through:
  • One-to-One Matching
  • Group Programs
  • School Based Programs
  • Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Simcoe North
    Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports such as Floor Hockey, 5-Pin Bowling, Curling, Softball, Snowshoeing, Bocce, Pickleball and more! 
     
    Other volunteer positions include administrative roles on community councils (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.).
    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. They will steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and finance management policies. 
    Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Board Director will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)  
    • Various professional backgrounds are welcome 
    • Make sure the organization has adequate resources to fulfill its mission 
    • Attend regular board meetings 
    • Make a commitment to actively participate in board and committee meetings (where applicable) 
    • Stay informed about organizational and committee matters 
    • Participate in fundraising for the organization 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         
      • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
      • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
      • Development of all communication plan activities and building external relationships with the organizations constituents, including funders and the media 
      • The creation and distribution of press releases 
      • Understanding of marketing concepts in a not-for profit setting 
      • Able to lead and work collaboratively with the Marketing Committee and Social Media Manager 
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently and with minimum supervision 
      • Share our passion and dedication to making a real different in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
      • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
      • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
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    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Community Engagement Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Oversee each aspect of the solicitation of community involvement and development for Imani’s Place in an effort to increase the visibility of the organization, its programs, and fundraising events, as well as increase the number of active supporters. 
    • Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
    • Be open to delivering presentations in the community 
    • Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers at community events 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Fundraising and Special Events Committee Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Build a strong committee of volunteers 
    • Design and develop a Signature fundraising event for Imani’s Place 
    • Oversee the planning and execution of the Signature event 
    • Organize additional activities and special events with a goal to increase funds for the organization 
    • Work with Team to prospect and solicit major and corporate donors 
    • Maintain relationships with current donors and funders 
    • Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
    • Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers  
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of promoting the values and mission of the organization in the community and ensuring that developed promotional material aligns with Imani’s Place brand and logo use. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team the Graphic Designer will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Create visual communications to convey messages in an effective and aesthetically pleasing manner. This incorporates several tasks and responsibilities. 
    • Design web pages, annual reports, advertisements, and other communication materials. 
    • Oversee Imani’s Place interactions with the public through implementing content strategies on social media platforms. 
    • Increase the visibility of the organization through the development of creative and dynamic material that will be placed throughout the community 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Work cooperatively with the Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement Leads 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         

     

      • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
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      • Designing, Planning and Implementing the Health Promotion Campaigns within the house and/or community 
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      • Have a clear understanding of the traumatic effects of domestic violence and/or human trafficking on an individual 
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      • Listen to clients to assess their needs and recommend resources to meet those needs 
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      • Assist in monitoring the physical and mental health of the clients 
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      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
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      • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
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      • Deliver to a high standard, in pften challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
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      • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's missions and values
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    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of ensuring that staff and volunteers are looked after in a professional and open way. The HR Specialist will act as a catalyst when handling disputes and ensuring that policies and legislation are being followed. Working collaboratively with other members of the team, the HR Specialist will work toward the following as a volunteer: 

    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • CHRP designate is an asset 
    • Solid understanding of labour legislation and employee recruitment 
    • Maintaining updated employee and volunteer records 
    • Support the staff culture 
    • Working with staff and volunteers to ensure that policy is being interpreted and executed in the manner for which it was intended 
    • Able to manage and implement conflict resolution practices where required 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
    • Deliver to a high standard in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         

     

      • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
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      • Liaising with local programs, police social service agencies and the community when required, to promote the program, exchange information to build and maintain a cooperative alliance 
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      • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
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      • Listen to clients to assess their needs and recommend resources that meet those needs 
      •  

     

      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
      •  

     

      • Work with the Program Manager to ensure the application of effective Programming 
      •  

     

      • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC Women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
      •  

     

      • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
      •  

     

      • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
      •  

     

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of promoting the work that the organization does and ensures that the mediums chosen aligns themselves with the values and mission of the organization. Working to develop a plan that promotes the organization throughout the surrounding community ensures that women that need our services are aware that they exist. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani's Place Team the Marketing Committee Lead will work toward the following as a volunteer: 

    • Demonstrated experience (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of marketing concepts in a not-for profit setting 
    • Clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Able to build and lead a committee of volunteers to design and execute a cohesive marketing plan 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Graphic design skills are an asset 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of ensuring that the day to day operations of our organization and program is being managed safely, efficiently. Policies researched and developed ensure that decisions that are being made are consistent with our values and made in the best decision on the organization, clients, staff and volunteers. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Policy and Research Analyst will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Responsible for examining the efficacy of existing policies and laying out the groundwork for new policies, procedures and guidelines within the program 
    • Able to research and analyze  
    • Understands the role that policy development plays in the mitigation of risk 
    • Able to pay special attention to detail and skilled in searching for information 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         

     

      • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
      • Liaising with local programs, social service agencies and the community when required, to promote the program, exchange information and establish and maintain a cooperative alliance 
      • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
      • Liaise with the organization's specialists and coordinators to design programs that meet the needs of the clients 
      • Work with staff and volunteers to ensure the application of effective program planning 
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
      • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
      • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
      • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
      •  

     

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of promoting the values and mission of the organization in the community. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team the Social Media Manager Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Graphic design experience is an asset 
    • Oversee Imani’s Place interactions with the public through implementing content strategies on social media platforms. 
    • Increase the visibility of the organization, its programs, and fundraising events, as well as increase the number of active supporters. 
    • Identify trends in customer interactions and planning digital campaigns to build community online. 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Work cooperatively with the Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement Leads 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of the women’s healing journey and helping survivors move forward to a safe, positive and healthy tomorrow. Topics to be considered (but are not limited to) are Finance and Budgeting, Goal Setting, Time Management, Meal Planning on a Budget, Stress Management, and Importance of a Healthy Work/Life Balance. You will be provided with an outline of guidelines. 
     
    Working collaboratively with the Program Manager and Health & Wellness Coordinator, the Workshop Facilitator will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 

    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)  
    • Various professional backgrounds are welcome 
    • Have internet capabilities to deliver the workshop virtually through Zoom. 
    • When developing workshops you will:  
      • have a heightened awareness and understanding that trauma comes in all forms  
      • Understand that we have all experienced trauma in some form 
      • Be sensitive to the fact that each person experiences trauma differently 
      • Avoid making assumptions about a person’s past experiences 
      • Always consider the ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, ability, education, language, geographic location, socio-economic status, etc reflect the information and dialogue throughout your presentation
       
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values
    Stayner Care Centre
    Stayner
    • Friendly Visiting, Coffee Social 
    • Knitting, Painting, Crafts 
    • Scrabble Players, Bingo Caller, Pin Setters for Bowling 
    • Assisting in the Dining Room and Program Set up 
    • Movie Night Volunteer 
    • Friendly Reminder Volunteer 
    • Manicures 
    • Musical Talent
    Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
    Markdale, ON

    Recreational Therapy Volunteer: Assists our Recreational Therapist with a wide range of hands-on activities including individual and group-based games, art projects, equine learning, life skills and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Horse interaction will occur as  well as assisting & working alongside participants. No horse experience required. 

    Unmounted Horse Leader: Assists in preparing, grooming and leading the horse at the same time as the participant. You will interact with horses and participants. Horse experience an asset, we will train you.

    Side Walker: Walks beside the horse and participant providing support and stability. Involves a good deal of walking. No horse experience required, we will train you.

    Mounted Horse Leader: Assists the participant in preparing the horse for the lesson & may involve leading the horse during the lesson depending on the participant's ability.  Involves a good deal of walking and at times short bouts of jogging with the horse. Horse experience required.

     

     

    Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
    Owen Sound

    The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) acts as a resource for the Youth Services staff at the Library in areas such as book selection, volunteer support, activity planning and promotion.

    Board Member   Grey County 
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
    Owen Sound
    The board will continuously monitor the organization’s programs and activities to be sure they are aligned with the mission to achieve short-term goals and long-term purpose. They will exercise fiduciary responsibility to obtain and appropriately use resources required to carry out the organization’s mission.
    ALS Canada
    Grey and Bruce Counties
      As the Social Media Coordinator, you will:
    • Work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to manage the local walks social media pages promoting the event
    • Support the event’s overall execution on June 20th, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness day.
    ALS Canada
    Grey and Bruce Counties
      As the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, you will work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to:
    • Promote the event
    • Develop and steward partnerships
    • Encourage community participation
    • Support the virtual event’s overall execution on June 20th, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness Day.
      Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford, Southampton
        Support our Social Recreation Coordinator with the delivery of varied programs for people living with dementia.
      • Ensure that participants are engaged
      • Some light set up and clean up of the space for each program
      • Training as appropriate for each course
      • Volunteers participate in the activities along with the participants - It's fun!
      • This program may be held virtually during the pandemic. A computer would be a requirement to volunteer in that case
      Dress for Success, Barrie
      Barrie

      Board Members 
      Boutique Merchandising 
      Breakfast Club Facilitators 
      Clothing Sorter 
      Committee Members 
      Corporate Volunteers 
      Event/Fundraising 
      Professional Women's Group Facilitators 
      Stylist to help suit clients,  
      IT Tech 
      Professional Women's Group Mentors 
       
      POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
      Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store. 
       
      Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided). 
       
      Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event. 
       
      IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events. 
       
      Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair. 
       
      Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.

      Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound
      • Assist with shaping the evening (entertainment, meal, location, decor)
      • Help solicit auction items and sponsorship
      • Attend the gala as a volunteer in October
      • This event may be held virtually during the pandemic
      Volunteer Driver   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
      Bruce & Grey County
      • Providing long and/or short-distance rides for social purposes and non-emergency medical appointments to clients in Grey-Bruce 
      Animal Caregiver   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
      457437 Concession 8 S Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8
      We are always looking for volunteers to help out around the kennels. We are open every morning 7 days a week from 8AM - noon. We have a shift of volunteers in every morning to look after the cats and dogs: cleaning, feeding, grooming, walking, laundry, vet runs, administering medications and of course putting dogs out in outdoor runs and walking them. We walk the dogs every day, unless the weather is really, really bad (i.e. too cold or just plain dangerous). We also have evening dog walkers who are paired up for safety reasons (don't want people out at the shelter alone) and they walk dogs or put them out for a stretch in outdoor pens, administer any necessary evening medications and/or extra feeds to cats or dogs and clean up any kennels that have messes.  
       
      We do ask volunteers to try and commit to a period of time on a regular basis (e.g. a particular morning/evening every week or every other week) as it makes it easier for scheduling and also keeps the volunteer familiar to the animals they are caring for. With the dogs, this makes a big difference. We have some dogs that are with us for a while before finding a forever home so we try to have them handled by people they know as much as possible.
      South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
      Markdale
      Set up tables and chairs, play bingo, board games, pool and socialize. Make coffee/tea.
      Osteoporosis Canada [Central East], Simcoe Muskoka - Mailing Address, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter

      Be trained to conduct education sessions on fracture prevention to seniors at seniors centres, retirement homes and active living programs.

      Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
      Meetings are held at the Downtown Branch, however members may also choose to join via Zoom.

      BPL LIT  
       
      The program goal is for members to develop leadership skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at their schools, in library programs, and at community events. Students will: 
       
      - Develop effective communication skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at teen-related outreach events. 
       
      - Achieve common goals by assisting in the planning and delivery of teen-related programs and special events. 
       
      - Earn volunteer hours by participating in empowering opportunities that develop leadership skills. 
       
      - Attend two hour monthly meetings on a regular basis 
       
      All members will share the duties of leading the group meetings and recording the meeting notes and action items. Other group members will share the duties of taking attendance, reviewing the previous meeting notes and following up on the action items. 
       
      Volunteer hours will be provided to each BPL LIT member for every meeting or activity attended.

      Volunteer Camp Counselor   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
      Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
      St. Vincent Park, Barrie

      Volunteer as a camp counselor at one of our two sleepover sites in Waterford (Rainbow Lake) or Rosseau (Muskoka) or day camp in Toronto or Ottawa. 

      Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario, Barrie - No Physical Address, Special Olympics Ontario - Barrie Chapter
      Variable

      Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports. Other positions include administrative roles on community council (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.). If we host competitions, day-of event volunteers are also required. SOO-Barrie offers 14 Olympic-type sports.

      Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box

      We are looking for an Admin Coordinator to: 
       
      Assist with downloading online orders from website and compiling order list on the first Thursday of the month 
      Assist with emailing box contents list to participants  
      Assist with emailing reminders to participants before pick-up day 
      Report to the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator and work with the Pack Day Leader to ensure a smooth pack day each month 

      Barrie Food Bank
      42 Anne St S, Unit 2 Barrie, ON

      Various opportunities available such as board member, warehouse roles, client intake and cart preparation. Click here to see details and to sign up: https://www.barriefoodbank.org/get-involved/

      MacLaren Art Centre
      MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON and various community event locations

      Tour Guide: Providing details to groups of people (school, community organizations) about our exhibitions and building 
       
      Visitor Services: Greeting visitors and providing general knowledge to patrons regarding exhibitions and programs.
       

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes - Haliburton
      Community
      Help develop and provide activities to a group of up to 8 children for one a day a week during a 7 week period over the summer. You will work closely with the summer student to provide some interactive opportunities to children.
      Georgian Heights Health Care Centre
      Georgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
      Visit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
      Fleming College, Lindsay - Frost Campus, Frost Campus
      Attending meetings to review Animal Care and use protocol at least three times annually as part of the Animal Care Committee
      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Simcoe County

      Volunteers work with Alzheimer Society Family Support Coordinators in 1) a morning Support Group, 2) an afternoon Support Group or 3) an evening Support Group, depending upon the community.

      Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
      Simcoe County, including Collingwood, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia

      Youth Justice Committee's (YJC) bring together youth 12-17 who have been involved in the criminal justice system, their parent(s), and trained members of the community. In this role: 
      * you would attend YJC meetings to determine appropriate and meaningful ways for the youth to make amends for their actions.  
      * ensure that the youth is aware of the purpose of the meeting, and discuss police report information. 
      * explore perspectives of all parties, including the youth and others represented at t he meeting, such as community members, community agency representatives, and the parent(s). 
      * present and agree upon appropriate sanctions for the youth. 
      * provide information and referrals to supportive community agency programs. 
      * respect the confidentiality of the youth and other YJC members.

      Habitat for Humanity Huronia, Barrie, ReStore, Barrie
      Barrie

      Volunteers would be responsible for stocking shelves, cleaning the store, re-organizing items, aseembling product, and assisting customers. Volunteers who are interested should visit the website to register to volunteer. 
       
      Volunteers must wear certified safety shoes, be capable of lifting up to 25lbs, able to stand for extended periods of time and be comfortable with 2-3 step instruction.

      DeafBlind Ontario Services
      Newmarket
      We are seeking COMMITTEE MEMBERS who would like to have fun and assist in the coordination of virtual fundraising events;  
       
      ACTIVITIES - include: assisting with ticket/attendance sales; silent auction prizes; identifying sponsors and/or businesses that could provide gifts or prizes, delivering event kits to guests.
      Age-Friendly Orillia Advisory Committee
      Variable

      Join as a general member of the committee.

      • Advocate for policies, services and structures that enable people of all ages to benefit from an active, independent and meaningful life
      • Learn what makes a community age-friendly
      • Attend monthly meetings, participate in important planning discussions and decision making
      • Potentially: Engage in a sub-group initiative (such as the Annual Expo/Event Planning, Work Plan development or other such projects).
      • This volunteer position is most suitable for someone with knowledge and interest in  local issues and opportunities affecting older adults
      • We welcome skills associated with fundraising, community development, event planning or strategic planning
      • Use your experience, skills and knowledge to make meaningful change happen 
      • Collaborate with community partners to make Orillia age-friendly
      • Learn something new: Age-Friendly is a world-wide movement
      • Participate in stimulating discussions
      Board Member   Simcoe County 
      Huronia Symphony Orchestra
      Barrie, Ontario
      To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
      Board Member   Simcoe County 
      Huronia Community Foundation

      The board of directors steers the direction of the Huronia Community Foundation and provides accountability to the community for the performance of the Foundation. The role of the board member is to:

      • stay informed of the operations of the Foundation by attending monthly meetings (Fourth Tuesday monthly from 8 to 9:30 am) 
      • Commit the time and resources to serve on the board
      • Actively participate in 2 or more board committees
      • Represent the Foundation in the community
      • Attend Foundation events, including the Annual General meeting in September
      The Living Wish Foundation, No physical location
      Simcoe County

      Board Member(s)

      The Living Wish Foundation offers an amazing opportunity for community members to join its board. If you have Passion, Imagination, Sensitivity, and Honour, you already embody our organization's values!

      We invite you to check out our organization (www.livingwishfoundation.org) and board of hardworking, dedicated individuals who value the important mission of ensuring that everyone gets the benefit from one last wish. The Living Wish Foundation (est. 2018) is a not-for-profit, national charity that reframes hope by granting end of life wishes for patients in the region who are in their final year of life. We are looking for board members with legal expertise, fundraising & event planning experience, and a passion for making a difference in our community.

      If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please email Lisa Wright at info@livingwishfoundation.org.

      Barrie Food Bank
      42 Anne Street South, Barrie, Ontario

      RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD MEMBER(S)

       Below are key accountabilities of Board Members:

      ·         Familiarity with the organization’s mandate, vision, mission, and values; 

      ·         Review and provide input on policies and by-laws;

      ·         Provide input on the strategic plan for the organization;  

      ·         Attend and engage in Board and Committee meetings and contribute to the discussion; 

      ·         Represent the organization in public and private forums;

      ·         Help the organization grow by fostering relationships among our stakeholders, suppliers, funders, and public officials; 

      ·          Respect and treat all matters related to Barrie Food Bank with confidentiality and sensitivity;

      ·         Support fundraising activities as required.

      Board of Directors   Grey County  Simcoe County 
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce

      Board of Directors Description - Director 

       

      Function 

      Board members are responsible for determining and implementing governance policies and procedures to achieve the mission and mandate of Big Brothers Big Sisters.   

       

      Role and Responsibilities 

      • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs; 

      • Be informed about agency policies and programs in order to support adherence to the National Standards as set out by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada; 

      • Possess knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy; 

      • Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work; 

      • Understand and maintain confidentiality; 

      • Avoid any potential conflicts of interest; 

      • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements; 

      • Assist in fostering positive relationships among the Board, staff and community to support fulfillment of organizational mandate. 

      • Serve as an ambassador for the organization;  

       

      General Duties 

      • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them; 

      • Attend meetings regularly; 

      • Be an active participant on at least one board committee; 

      • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization; 

      • Participate in the review of the Board’s structure, approve changes, and assist in bylaw amendments; 

      • Participate in the recruitment of new board members and staff; 

      • Support and participate in the evaluation of the board; 

      • Get to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus; 

      • Assist in the recruitment of new volunteers for all positions in the agency; 

      • Participate in fundraising for the organization and any events related thereto; 

      • Participate in orientation, educational and strategic planning sessions;  

      • Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs including review and approval of annual budgets; 

      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      549 Tenth Line, Collingwood L9Y 3A8
      Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer

      For high school students who want to get involved helping raise childhood cancer awareness and/or funds in their schools and communities. 

      If you are a high school student looking to give back to your community and get volunteer hours, we need you for our OPACC Golden Hearts Youth Council! ​ 

      Benefits

      • ​ Get community service volunteer hours from OPACC and OPACC partner organizations 
      • Be notified of new volunteer opportunities in your community 
      • OPACC can promote your fundraiser, project, campaign through our network 
      • Looks great on your resume for work or school/scholarships 
      • References for work/school 
      • Give back to the childhood cancer community and help other kids in a meaningful way 
      • Special thank-you perks for our youth volunteers
      • Option to become an OPACC Board Member at age 18 to continue your involvement more formally 

      Examples of how you can help

      • At community events 
      • With OPACC programs (i.e. Comfy Cases, Million Dollar Smiles, Courage Capes sewing events, Parent Liaisons in hospitals, etc.)
      • Running a childhood cancer awareness campaign at your school and/or in your community, especially in September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). Some ideas include: organizing a Flag Raising or Proclamation at City Hall; doing a yellow shirt day at school; or doing morning announcements in September about childhood cancer facts 
      • Doing fundraisers like organizing a Kaps4Kids event at school; selling foods or crafts at school with funds going to OPACC; putting together a fun walk; or doing a third-party fundraiser to benefit OPACC 
      • Creating cards (i.e. Valentines or Christmas cards) or organizing a gift drive to distribute to kids in hospitals 
      • Do chalk drawings with inspiring and/or awareness messages outside of a children's hospital or other local community centre 
      • Doing a social media campaign to raise awareness about OPACC and childhood cancer like making a TikTok video, Instagram post, etc. (subject to approval) ​ 

      Opportunities are available throughout Ontario. There are many ways to help out independently, with friends, teammates, and with classmates through a school club or initiative! ​ Time is flexible depending on what you want to do (self-directed projects), we also try to do monthly virtual drop-in meetings on Zoom to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, and support each other.

      Canadian Cancer Society, Mailing Address only, Cancer Information and Transportation Service
      Blue Mountains

      The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. This year’s event will be taking place on Sunday, October 6, 2024.

      The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is seeking leadership volunteers to help plan and execute Run for the Cure. When you become a committee member, you will be honouring the tens of thousands of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Canada and directly contributing to breast health awareness and breast cancer research.

      Along with the other volunteer committee members, you will work collaboratively with CCS staff to ensure that the systems, national procedures and standards for the Run for the Cure are implemented and that the goals of the event are met.

      Join the CIBC Run for the Cure today and help make a real difference for all Canadians impacted by breast cancer.

      Must be 18+ to apply and complete the Canadian Cancer Society code of conduct.

      Register here: https://support.cancer.ca/site/SPageServer/?pagename=RFTC_NW_volunteer

      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      Teaching about cultural cooking and traditions around the world, such as Indigenous, Italian, Greek, Persian, Asian, and East Indian.

      Day Away Volunteer   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
      • Provide support to the Day Away staff by socializing with clients, participating in planned activities, and carrying out different recreational activities (ie. a game of cards, arts and crafts, and more!)
      • Help with coats and boots during the beginning and end of the day
      Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club (The)
      Collingwood Area, Blue Mountains section of the Bruce Trail and surrounding area

      The Events and Fundraising Director will initiate and manage the Club's events.

      Essential Elements:

      • Plan, organize and run events inlcuding AGM & Christmas Potlock, End 2 End weekend, trivia nights, Travel adventures, Christmas tree sales, galas, garage sales and online auctions etc
      • Liase with the Volunteer Coordinator to build your team and organize volunteer appreciation events
      • Liase with the Communications Team to publicize events
      • Work with Club Treasurer to report results to the Board
      • Connect with the BTC fundraising team and it's peers at sister clubs to exchange ideas/learn best practices

      Other:

      • Review the Volunteer Orientation Handbook including the Volunteer Pledge, sign BTC Confidentiality Agreement
      • Take advantage of the Fundraising Toolkit, avaialble on BTC website

      It is helpful to have:

      • Some experience in event planning and/or fundraising
      • People, organizational, computer and communication skills
      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      Leading and facilitating groups on how to prepare taxes and how to budget.

      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      Facilitating groups on how to start seedlings, container gardening, herbs and their uses along with seed saving.

      Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

      Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

      As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
      In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

      • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
      • Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
      • Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
      • Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
      • Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind
      • Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement
      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      To facilitate support groups on osteoporosis, cancer, dental, vision, foot care and other related health awareness groups. To bring life experience to the support groups.

      St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
      Simcoe North

      Providing first Aid support at local community events.

      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      Providing a leadership role within a peer support group and ensuring a supportive and constructive atmosphere for group participants in mindfulness, breathwork, self-care, vision boards, journalling and grief support.

      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      The Nutrition Education Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group while maintaining a supportive atmosphere for group participants in canning, breadmaking, meal planning, freezer meals, cooking-for-one and budget meal workshops.

      Northumberland Bulldogs, Special Needs Hockey Program
        • Helping with hockey skills development including - skating, passing, shooting and all hockey related skills
        • Assisting with putting on hockey equipment before game and removing after game
        • Without extra support these hockey players with special needs would not be able to learn to play or participate in hockey
      Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
      Simcoe County and Muskoka District
      Job Summary: 
      The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster.  
       
      Responsibility 1. Disaster Response 
      Activities: 
      • Conduct client needs assessments to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients; 
      • Provide appropriate services based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines; 
      • Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups; 
      • Communicate and report on progress, as appropriate, to the PDA Supervisor; 
      • Provide comfort to clients; 
      • Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessments and others as appropriate); 
      • Communicate complex cases to PDA Supervisor for provision of appropriate case management services; 
      • Participate in operational debriefings and provide suggestions for improvement. 
       
      Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities 
      Activities: 
      • Actively engage in team preparedness activities including emergency planning and kit preparedness; 
      • Attend meetings as required; 
      • Support PDA Supervisor in materials/inventory management; 
      • Support with supplier agreements, as appropriate; 
      • Support the PDA Supervisor in planning and organizing services.
      Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
      Simcoe County and Muskoka District
      The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups.  
        
      Responsibilities/Activities:  
      Responsibility 1. Disaster Response  
      Activities:  
      • Assess and determine the scope of impact and the necessary resources needed to address the needs (i.e. one time assistance or complex support) and report back to the designated point of contact;  
      • Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;  
      • Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;  
      • Liaise with the fire protection services or other local authorities, as appropriate;  
      • Ensure compliance and provide ongoing feedback to PDA Responders during a response based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;  
      • Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during a response;  
      • Communicate, report on progress and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the designated point of contact;  
      • Provide timely formal and informal performance feedback to volunteers that report directly to the PDA Supervisor;  
      • Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessment forms and Response Reports)  
        
      Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities  
      Activities:  
      • Participate in the recruitment of PDA team members  
      • Participate in PDA team member orientation & scheduling of training  
      • Coordinate team member availability and the team’s on-call schedule  
      • Ensure that supplier agreements are completed and updated annually  
      • Ensure response supplies are properly stocked and available  
      • Prepare and facilitate regular team meetings;  
      • Develop and update the response plan;  
      • Promote and ensure compliance with Red Cross directives and Technical Standards;  
      • Ensure availability of team members for responding 24 hours a day;  
      • Manage response equipment. Candidates under consideration will be contacted. 
      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      The Physical Fitness & Exercise Facilitator will provide a leadership role within a peer support group ensuring a supportive atmosphere for group participants while offering a gentle fitness program that promotes:

      • improved energy and health
      • improved mobility and independence
      • decrease in fall risks
      • contributing to your community
      • maintaining strength and coordination
      President   Simcoe County 
      Wasaga Society for the Arts

      Reporting to the Board of Directors, the WSA President oversees the operation of a local art gallery and interfaces with community arts groups, volunteers, various levels of government and the media.  Board meetings are held every other month on the second Wednesday, in the evening and some additional committee work may be required. 

      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Simcoe County

      Assist with participant pre-evaluations and assessments 
      Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities 
      Assist Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization 
      Under direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during physical activity component of the program 
      Assist with any other required task 
      Complete a post evaluation form

      Scouts Canada, Shining Waters Council
      Collingwood

      See https://www.scouts.ca/volunteer/overview.html

      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      The Support Group Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group and ensures a supportive and constructive atmosphere for group participants. We welcome ideas from volunteers on creating a group that would be beneficial for the  community in financial, gardening, social, or health & wellness. 

      Girl Guides of Canada
      Various locations throughout South Simcoe.

      Mentor girls as they explore new challenges, develop ready-for-anything skills, and take on new challenges, in a safe and supportive atmosphere during weekly meetings and optional outings and camps.  A Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required and provided free of charge.  Two references and an interview are part of the screening process. 

      Volunteer   
      Community Living South Huron
      Dashwood

      Support individuals with intellectual impairments by taking them to and from jobs. Monitoring them on a job once they have been trained. Reading with a group of people, assisting on outings swimming etc.

      Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
      Virtual and in-person meetings

      Board members are concerned community members who are: 
       
      Supportive of the Agency’s Vision, Purpose and Values 
      Team oriented with good decision-making skills 
      Able to attend and participate in 10 Board meetings each year as well as committee meetings  
      Age 18 or over and live or work in Simcoe County or the District of Muskoka 
      While we encourage all interested persons to apply, as a skills-based board, we are highly interested in community members who have lived or professional experience in the following areas: 
       
      • French Language Service  
       
      • Indigenous Heritage 
       
      • Law/Legislation/Regulation  
       
      • Research/Academic 
       
      • Quality Assurance 
       
      • Children’s Mental Health 
       
      • Education 
       
      • Communications /PR / Marketing 
       
      • Police/Corrections/Youth Justice 
       
      Varied skills, experience, capacity and attitude to fulfill expectations of this important role will be considered by the Nominating Committee. 
       
      **Confirmation of all prospective Directors shall be conditional on receipt and review of a vulnerable sector / criminal record check, child welfare record check and COVID-19 vaccination. 
       
      Board members gain an understanding of the issues facing child welfare, children’s mental health and the process of governance. They also help to raise the visibility of the Agency by communicating our purpose and serving as ambassadors within the community.

      Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
      Barrie, Innisfil, Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst , Collingwood, Simcoe County

      Help Senior Wish expand into Simcoe County to ensure that no senior is left isolated, alone and feeling like society has forgotten them. Help is especially needed to prepare for our Christmas Wish program starting in Sept.

      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      The Volunteer From Home / Virtual Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group and ensures that a supportive atmosphere is maintained while providing a meaningful workshop through the ZOOM platform for group participants.

      Girl Guides of Canada
      Varying

      We empower young girls and women to be everything they want to be, and as a volunteer, you will help make that happen! Our volunteers support girls as they build confidence, develop new skills, and become leaders in their communities. 
      As part of a unit’s leadership team, you’ll facilitate fun and engaging program activities, like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games, and more. You can choose to work with girls in one of five branches: Sparks (age 5-6), Embers (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14), or Rangers (age 15-17).  
      Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on delivering activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls. 
      Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.  

      What You’ll Do as A Group Leader: 
      - Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls! 
      - Plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors, and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging. 
      - Organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps.  
      - Support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers.  
      - Promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally.  
      - Provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities.  
      - Assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges.  
      - Assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province.  
      - Support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.  


      What You’ll Bring: 
      - A welcoming, imaginative, and enthusiastic attitude. 
      - Openness, flexibility, and a willingness to try new things. 
      - An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity. 
      - An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides. 
      - Understanding, encouraging, and respecting girls’ ideas and thoughts. 
      - Resourcefulness, dependability, and creativity. 
      - A willingness to show your unique talents and skills. 
      What You Need: 
      - All volunteers must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory. 
      - Pass a Police Record Check facilitated by Girl Guides of Canada. 
      - Complete organizational training components on safety, the role, and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.  
       
      To apply please visit www.girlguides.ca/volunteer

      May Court Club of Barrie, Barrie
      54B Maple Ave.

      Volunteer in our retail shop, deliver snacks to schools, singsong and party support at seniors centres and so much more.

      Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

      The facilitator will:

      • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
        information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
      • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
        by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
        their skills as a facilitator.
      • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
        and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
      • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
        numbers, and email addresses regularly.
      • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
        immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
        volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
      • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
        which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
        facilitation.
      • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
        group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
        the family, etc.).

      The facilitator works with the group to:

      • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
      • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
      • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
      • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
        making decisions about their own care.
      • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
        group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
      • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
        concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
      • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
        fundraising events.
      • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
      • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

      Group Interaction & Communication
      The facilitator will:

      • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
        policy.
      • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
        opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
        skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
        discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
      • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
        constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
        will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
        if their tone seems negative.
      • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
        are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
      • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
        same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
      • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
        shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
        before acting
      Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

      The facilitator will:

      • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
        information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
      • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
        by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
        their skills as a facilitator.
      • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
        and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
      • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
        numbers, and email addresses regularly.
      • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
        immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
        volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
      • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
        which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
        facilitation.
      • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
        group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
        the family, etc.)

      The facilitator works with the group to:

      • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
      • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
      • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
      • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
        making decisions about their own care.
      • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
        group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
      • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
        concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
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      • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
        fundraising events.
      • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
      • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines
        such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

      Group Interaction & Communication
      The facilitator will: 

      • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
        policy.
      • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
        opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
        skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
        discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
      • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
        constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
        will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
        if their tone seems negative.
      • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
        are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
      • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
        same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
      • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
        shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
        before acting.
      Huronia Symphony Orchestra
      Barrie
      The volunteer is responsible for:  
      * taking tickets, 
      * distributing programs 
      * responding to questions in reference to what is playing, history of orchestra 
      * be available from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on day of Concert 
      * helping with beverages at break time 
      * cleaning and or setting up for the concert 
      * re directing people to the appropriate doors for ticket purchases 
      * amongst other duties as assigned by the volunteer coordinator